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[24.09.2010] SHH! sprach mit Kevin Feige über den BD/DVD-Release von "Iron Man 2", u.a. gibt es Neuigkeiten zu einem "Black Widow"-Film...
[...] Q: Has there been any more talk of a Black Widow solo movie?
Feige:
We've already started discussions with Scarlett about the idea of a solo movie and have begun putting together concepts, but "The Avengers" comes first. [...]


[07.06.2010] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Paramount and Marvel Studios' Iron Man 2 dropped to the seventh spot and brought in another $7.8 million its fifth weekend for a domestic total of $291.3 million. Its overseas sum has reached $288.4 million for a worldwide total of $579.7 million. [...]

[24.05.2010] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Dropping to second place, Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, added another $26.6 million to bring its total gross to $251.2 million after three weeks. Despite opening better than Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, it still has a long ways to go if it wants to pass it to become the top grossing movie of the year domestically. [...]

[17.05.2010] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Despite the release of three new movies, the Marvel Studios/Paramount sequel Iron Man 2 starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, etc. remained on top over the weekend with $53 million, a 59% drop from its opening weekend that brought its domestic total to $212 million in ten days. Internationally, the summer kick-off blockbuster added $31 million to bring its overseas total to $245 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $457 million. [...]

[10.05.2010] CS! meldet...
[...] Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios' Iron Man 2 debuted to an estimated $133.6 million in a record 4,380 North American theaters this weekend - an average of $30,502 per theater. The opening marks the fifth-highest of all time domestically, surpassing Shrek the Third's $121.6 million and is the second-best opening ever for a film in May, trailing only Spider-Man 3's $151.1 million. On Friday, the Jon Favreau-directed sequel took in $52.3 million, which marks the seventh-best opening day, surpassing the $50 million earned by Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Of the total, $10.2 million came from IMAX theaters, a new record for an IMAX 2D release, passing up the $8.5 million debut of Star Trek last year. The original Iron Man opened to $98.6 million domestically in 2008 and went on to earn $318.4 million in North America.
Internationally, Iron Man 2 added $57.2 million this weekend to take its overseas total to $194 million. The film has earned $327.6 million worldwide since it began rolling out on April 28th. The original Iron Man collected $266.7 million internationally and made $585.1 million worldwide.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Garry Shandling, John Slattery and Clark Gregg, the sequel cost between $170 million and $180 million to make. [...]


[09.05.2010] CS! meldet...
[...] Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios' Iron Man 2 opened to an estimated $52 million on Friday (including midnight showings) in a record 4,380 theaters, marking the seventh-best opening day ever. If the estimate holds, it surpassed Spider-Man 3's opening day of $51.3 million.
The top opening days of all time belong to The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($72.7 million) and The Dark Knight ($67.2 million). The Batman movie went on to set a new opening weekend of $158.4 million, a number Iron Man 2 won't be able to reach, but the Jon Favreau-directed sequel should still be able to enter the top five of the best domestic openers of all time. The original Iron Man debuted to $98.6 million in May of 2008.
Going into Friday, Iron Man 2 had earned about $139.5 million internationally, but that number should be significantly higher once Friday's overseas earnings are released.


[06.05.2010] Heute kommt "Iron Man 2" in die deutschen Kinos...

[05.05.2010] Heute gibt es vielerorts Vorpremieren von "Iron Man 2"...

[04.05.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein Video von der "Iron Man 2"-Pressekonferenz...

[03.05.2010] CS! berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios opened Iron Man 2 internationally a week earlier to give it more time before the World Cup starts on June 11th. The highly-anticipated sequel earned an impressive $100.2 million its first five days from 6,764 theaters in 53 foreign markets for a strong average of $14,814 per site. IMAX Corporation reported that the film grossed $2.25 million at 48 IMAX theaters overseas - an average of $46,875. That's a new record for a 2D release, surpassing 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen ($2.1 million). [...]

[02.05.2010] Bei IESB gibt es eine Kritik zu "Iron Man 2"...

[01.05.2010] Bei SHH! gibt es ein Interview mit Jon Favreau...

[29.04.2010] Harry von AICN liefert eine Kritik "Iron Man 2"... Und auch Latauro schreibt für AICN seine Meinung zum Sequel...
[...] I get the feeling that the initial reaction to IRON MAN 2 will be that it isn't quite as good as the first film, but I think that will largely be because the first film came out of nowhere. Robert Downey Jnr's Tony Stark was such an unlikely hero, such an unusually charismatic figure, that everybody seemed jolted out of their seats. Everything that was good about the first film is here in the second, only now we're expecting it. In time, when the dust has settled and both films are equally canonised, I suspect the general consensus will be that they are of equal quality. And though the phrasing may be limp, the conclusion is not: IRON MAN 2 is up there with the best.

[27.04.2010] Bei Heat Vision gibt es Bilder von der "Iron Man 2"-Premiere... CS! sprach mit dem Regisseur Jon Favreau, u.a. über "Iron Man 3"... Derweil gibt es bei HeyUGuys.co.uk und Mirror.co.uk wenig erbauliche Kritiken zum Sequel... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] Overall, I don’t think Iron Man 2 is anywhere near as good as the first film, It’s let down by the amount it’s trying to squeeze in to the movie with the Avengers story and all the new additional characters but overall it’s certainly going to please some but will equally bemuse others. [...]

[26.04.2010] SHH! sprach mit Kevin Feige von Marvel über "Iron Man 2"...

[24.04.2010] Weitere "Iron Man 2" Clips / Ausschnitte sind online...

[23.04.2010] Bei CS! gibt es eine umfangreiche "Iron Man 2"-Bildergalerie... Und bei SHH! kann man einen Blick auf das IMAX-Poster werfen... Zudem sind neue "Iron Man 2" Clips / Ausschnitte online...

[21.04.2010] "Iron Man 2" TV-Spot #9 und die Featurette "Meet the Villains" sind online...

[14.04.2010] Neue "Iron Man 2" TV-Spots sind online...

[25.03.2010] Bei Yahoo! Movies kann man einen Blick auf das internationale "Iron Man 2"-Poster werfen...

[24.03.2010] Wie CS! meldet, wurde Olivia Munn's Rolle in "Iron Man 2" überarbeitet und neu gefilmt...

[09.03.2010] Der neue "Iron Man 2" Trailer ist online !!! Bei CS! gibt es ein Schwung neuer Werbeplakate...

[04.03.2010] CS! meldet...
ABC has announced that Robert Downey Jr. will premiere the new Iron Man 2 trailer on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" after the Oscars on Sunday! [...]

[26.02.2010] Ein "Iron Man 2" Sneak Peek ist online !!!

[27.01.2010] CS! meldet...
Through a unique collaboration between Marvel Studios and Columbia Records, AC/DC's music will be featured in Marvel Studios' Iron Man 2. Also, Columbia Records will release the album "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" on Monday, April 19, 2010. "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" features 15 classic AC/DC songs selected from ten of the band's studio albums, ranging from 1976 to 2008. [...]
The debut video from "AC/DC: Iron Man 2" is the AC/DC's classic album cut "Shoot To Thrill," which was filmed live last month in Buenos Aires during the band's highly acclaimed Black Ice World Tour. The video also incorporates exclusive footage from Iron Man 2 and can be watched at ACDC.com or using the player below! "Shoot To Thrill" was originally recorded for the band's 50-million selling album Back In Black, one of the best selling albums of all time. [...]


[26.01.2010] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Szenenbild aus "Iron Man 2"...

[16.01.2010] CS! meldet...
IMAX Corporation, Marvel Entertainment and Paramount Pictures today announced that the highly-anticipated action-adventure Iron Man 2, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey, Jr., will be released to digital IMAX theaters simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on May 7, 2010. The film's limited IMAX release will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience with IMAX DMR technology. Iron Man 2 will be distributed by Paramount Pictures. [...]

[18.12.2009] Der neue "Iron Man 2" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[17.12.2009] Bei CS! gibt abermals neues "Iron Man 2" Videomaterial, inkl. War Machine in Action... Ausserdem gibt es bei CS! neue Bilder und den Trailer zum Videospiel...

[16.12.2009] Bei CS! gibt Videomaterial aus "Iron Man 2"...

[14.12.2009] Bei SHH! gibt ein neues "Iron Man 2"-Szenenbild...

[11.12.2009] Bei CS! gibt es ein sehenswertes "Iron Man 2" Charakter-Poster: Whiplash !!!

[04.12.2009] Bei Empire gibt ein weiteres "Iron Man 2"-Poster !!!

[01.12.2009] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt ein "Iron Man 2"-Poster !!!

[24.11.2009] Moviefone sprach mit Faran Tahir aus "Iron Man" über den Bösewicht von Teil 3... SPOILER !?!
[...] Every interview asks if you'll be in 'Iron Man 3.' If that role gets confirmed, what will be better: the fact that you're in it or that you'll never again be asked if you're in it?
[Laughs] I think I'd welcome both of those. I'm happy to keep answering the question. Jon Favreau and [the producers] are not stupid. They're also listening in on all of this and wanting to get the pulse of where the audience is. But at some point, they want to introduce Mandarin into the storyline and my character, like Mandarin, was the leader of the Ten Rings. We're leaving it open because, partly, it makes good business sense for us to leave a little bit of uncertainty for people to speculate on.
Has Jon even thought about 'Iron Man 3' or is he just focused on the sequel?
He has known for a long time where he wants to take it and I don't want to speak for him, but my feeling is that the second movie didn't want to just follow a singular storyline. They wanted to expand the characters to show that it's not a linear saga like 'Lord of the Rings.' There's a linkage somewhere in there, but the big idea is to do at least one more 'Iron Man' movie and then go into 'The Avengers.' [...]


[19.10.2009] Bei MarvelousNews.com gibt es Bilder von "Iron Man 2"-Actionfiguren... Und bei Collider.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Stan Lee, der über seinen Cameo-Auftritt plaudert...

[04.10.2009] Bei EW.com gibt es ein Bild vom Set...

[02.10.2009] Bei ETonline.com gibt es ein Video-Interview mit Don Cheadle, der über "Warmachine" plaudert...

[01.10.2009] Bei CS! gibt es Video-Interviews mit Gwyneth Paltrow und Scarlett Johansson am "Iron Man 2"-Set...

[30.09.2009] Bei ETonline.com gibt es ein drittes "Iron Man 2"-Setvideo...

[27.09.2009] Bei CS! gibt es ein weiteres "Iron Man 2"-Setvideo von Entertainment Tonight...

[26.09.2009] Bei HeyUGuys.co.uk gibt es das komplette "Iron Man 2"-Setvideo von Entertainment Tonight...

[23.09.2009] Trailer Addict zeigt einen ET-Promoclip vom "Iron Man 2"-Set...

[02.09.2009] AICN berichtet über mögliche 3D-Versionen der "Iron Man"-Filme...
[...] Right now, there is a 1 minute demo of IRON MAN 2 converted to high quality digital 3D. I'm told this one minute is totally like Kim Basinger & Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 WEEKS. HOT! Crazy Hot! Right now the Suits at Marvel & Paramount & now also Disney are considering this 1 minute.
At the same time that this is happening, they are fishing for bids with 3 different companies to see what the cost and time it would take to convert IRON MAN 2 to a complete 3D film. [...]
Watching Iron Man, Whiplash, War Machine and Black Widow in 3D would be an unbelievable experience next summer - and my little birdy tells me there's a chance they'll actually pony up to convert IRON MAN for a reissue in advance of IRON MAN 2's summer release. [...]


[27.08.2009] Movieline sprach mit dem Stunt-Choreographen Garrett Warren, u.a. über "Iron Man 2"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!

[21.08.2009] Bei SHH! gibt es ein Bild von Sam Rockwell als Justin Hammer...

[09.08.2009] Eine Bootleg-Fassung des "Iron Man 2" Comic-Con 2009 Teaser-Footage ist online...

[15.07.2009] Im "Iron Man 2 Trailer" Blog gibt es ein Bild von Scarlett Johannson als Black Widow...

[04.07.2009] Bei RoadAndTrack.com kann man einen Blick auf Tony Stark's Rennwagen in "Iron Man 2" werfen...

[25.06.2009] Bei Film1.nl gibt es ein "Iron Man 2" Teaser-Poster...

[22.06.2009] CBR sprach mit Joe Quesada von Marvel über "Iron Man 2"...

[10.06.2009] Bei USA Today gibt es ein erstes Bild von Mickey Rourke als Whiplash und mehr... SPOILER !!!
In Iron Man 2, the scarlet and golden-metaled hero must face an adversary with some amazing gadgets of his own.
Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses.
"The technologies are definitely related," says director Jon Favreau. "That's part of the core theme of the film."
The villain's alter ego, Ivan Vanko, is a Russian who "has constructed his own version of a suit," Favreau says. Among the creative innovations: a pair of whips, powered by the suit's glowing chest piece, that are expected to keep Iron Man cracking.
Whiplash "is going to light them up," Rourke quips.
This first image of the character shows Whiplash making an appearance at the Monaco Historic Grand Prix. Favreau as usual is tight-lipped about plot points and declines to discuss whether the big-screen Whiplash is, as in the Marvel Comics, a weapons designer who works for Justin Hammer (Sam Rockwell), a competitor of Tony Stark/Iron Man.
"We like to play into and against the expectations that people might have, so we mixed it up a bit," Favreau says.
Rourke's performances in Sin City and The Wrestler helped convince the director that the actor was the best candidate to face Downey in his sequel to last spring's blockbuster that grossed $318.4 million.
"It was very important that the villain be as compelling as can be... Once I thought of Mickey in that role, it made me understand how to shape the story."


[08.06.2009] Guardian.co.uk sprach mit Mickey Rourke...

[07.06.2009] Bei SHH! gibt es neue Bilder vom "Iron Man 2"-Set... Ausserdem gibt es bei SHH! und AICN Previews zu deren Setberichte...

[04.06.2009] Bei AICN gibt es ein "Iron Man 2" Werbeplakat von der Licensing Show...

[29.05.2009] Empire Online sprach mit Jon Favreau und Mickey Rourke...

[28.05.2009] Edwards.af.mil berichtet über die Dreharbeiten auf der Edwards Air Force Base...
Scenes from the upcoming movie Ironman II were filmed here May 11 through 13, with the support of about 60 members of Team Edwards taking part as extras and technical advisors. [...]
The director, Jon Favreau said he was excited to return to Edwards for the sequel for the landscape, but not for the way it looks but for the history it possesses and the professional Airmen and Marines here.
"All these real military assets make the movie more authentic and the topography and the beauty of the Desert and flightline open the movie up," he said. "But it's the rich history of the location and the deep roots it has with flight that gives Tony Stark and his father a pedigree in the aerospace industry." [...]


[23.05.2009] Bei CS! gibt es Bilder von einem riesigen "Iron Man 2"-Set, welches beim Sepulveda Damm in L.A. entsteht...

[21.05.2009] Bei SHH! gibt es Bilder vom "Iron Man 2"-Set: Robert Downey Jr. beim Training...

[10.05.2009] On Location News hat weitere Bilder vom "Iron Man 2"-Set veröffentlicht...

[08.05.2009] Bei People.com gibt es ein Bild vom "Iron Man 2"-Set: Robert Downey Jr. in Rüstung...

[07.05.2009] Jon Favreaus letzte Kommentare bei Twitter sind recht interessant und spassig zugleich...

[06.05.2009] MTV sprach mit Sam Rockwell über seine Rolle im Sequel...
[...] Originally announced way back in January, Rockwell will be playing the role of Justin Hammer, a rival industrialist attempting to bring down Robert Downey Jr.’s "Iron Man," Tony Stark. While the actor hasn’t been able to share many details about the much-anticipated sequel thus far, we did get an answer to one of the questions on many comic book fans’ minds: Will his character in the film be made to look like the white-haired, geriatric Justin Hammer of the comics?"
"They wanted to go with a rival for Tony Stark who is closer to his age, and make him American," Rockwell told MTV News of the new look for the Marvel villain.
However, just to make sure we were on the same page, we picked up a copy of "Iron Man" #240 before the interview to offer Rockwell a comparative look at the Justin Hammer known to comics fans.
"That looks like Jeremy Irons," joked Rockwell of the Hammer character in the comic. "I guess they couldn’t get Jeremy Irons for it."
Although Rockwell said his character wouldn’t be fighting or flying in the sequel ("My character is the brains, not the brawn," he said), he did reveal that production has featured no small amount of spontaneity among the cast members.
"There’s a lot of improv," said Rockwell of the ongoing "Iron Man 2" filming. [...]


[04.05.2009] DailyMail.co.uk meldet...
There’s not a spare inch of flesh on Hollywood twiglet Gwyneth Paltrow, but the pilates-loving actress spent hours pumping iron to make sure she was in perfect shape for a risqué scene in the movie Iron Man 2.
Gwyneth, who returns as Iron Man’s pretty PA Pepper Potts, filmed the sexy scene alongside Robert Downey Jnr, who plays Iron Man.
‘Iron Man imagines Pepper in a dominatrix outfit,’ says a source. ‘Gwyneth had to be filmed in a very revealing black leather corset complete with a bullwhip.’ [...]


[01.05.2009] Bei USA Today gibt es ein erstes "Iron Man 2"-Bild...
[...] The sequel to last summer's blockbuster, which began shooting three weeks ago and opens May 7, 2010, takes place six months after Stark revealed his identity as Iron Man, says director Jon Favreau. And the development is playing out with unexpected results. "How many superheroes are open about their true identities?" he asks. "We wanted to play with that idea. But it obviously has consequences - in his relationships, on the team. There are a lot of areas we can explore."
He hopes to have all other Iron Man 2 details locked down - even though he's sending dispatches via Twitter from the set. "It's never easy with summer movies, but we're trying to keep as much a surprise as possible," he says.
That means no new dirt on replacing Terrence Howard with Don Cheadle, or how the crime-fighting team S.H.I.E.L.D. will ultimately come together. Or how he'll work in new characters. Among those signed on for this go-round are Mickey Rourke as Whiplash, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer.
Favreau says that tackling the franchise a second time is easier because he knows the landscape. Something else would help, too: "I really enjoyed when we were a dark horse and no one knew much about us. ... I hope we can find that place again." [...]


[24.04.2009] THR.com meldet...
Kate Mara and Clark Gregg have joined Marvel's "Iron Man 2," being directed by Jon Favreau and currently shooting in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Mara's role is being kept under wraps.
Gregg is returning as Agent Phil Coulson of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Gregg next appears in "(500) Days of Summer," being released July 17 by Fox Searchlight. Gregg, who stars opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on CBS' "The New Adventures of Old Christine," directed and co-wrote "Choke." He is repped by UTA and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Mara has also joined Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman and Rainn Wilson in the indie ensemble comedy "Peep World," being directed by Barry Blaustein for Occupant Films. The movie shoots this spring.
Additionally, Mara, repped by WMA and Goodmanagement, booked a recurring stint on HBO's "Entourage," where she plays a potential love interest to Kevin Connolly's character.


[20.04.2009] Collider.com sprach mit Robert Downey Jr., u.a. über "Iron Man 2"...

[12.03.2009] Wie Variety.com meldet, hat Mickey Rourke für die Rolle als "Iron Man 2"-Bösewicht unterschrieben...

[27.02.2009] THR.com meldet...
Samuel L. Jackson is Marvel's man.
The actor, who just weeks ago was seemingly on the outs with the studio over reprising his role as Nick Fury, agent of spy outfit S.H.I.E.L.D., has signed an unprecedented nine-picture deal to play the character in a series of Marvel movies.
The movies include "Iron Man 2," "Thor," "Captain America," "The Avengers" and its sequels.
Also on the table is the possibility of toplining a "S.H.I.E.L.D." movie, which is in development.
The actor, repped by ICM and Anonymous Content, made a surprise appearance as Fury at the end of the first "Iron Man," throwing geeks into a tizzy and showing the first glimpse of Marvel's plan to link all their slate of movies into one filmic universe.
Jackson and Fury were expected to be part of the sequel, but as Marvel negotiated with its cast, deals proved hard to come by. Terrence Howard was replaced by Don Cheadle. Mickey Rourke still doesn't have a deal for the part of a villain despite almost two months of negotiations.


[24.02.2009] The Playlist meldet...
[...] On E!'s post show at the red carpet of some party, Jon Favreau said that Fox exercised its ["Gulliver's Travellers"] option on Emily Blunt, and that she definitely won't be in 'Iron Man 2.' The reporter was chatting with Favreau and asking about what he can tell them about 'IM2.' He said Mickey Rourke isn't officially cast but that he is a fan. Then she asked about Emily and Favreau said that about Fox exercising their option, which I hadn't heard before. I thought they were still trying to make it work. He said he was disappointed but didn't say anything about Scarlett Johansson replacing her or anyone else taking the role." [...]

[20.02.2009] Harry von AICN berichtet über Mickey Rourkes Beteiligung an "Iron Man 2"...
[...] Shifting realities is often a part of the film biz. Arnie in, Arnie wavering... Rourke out, Rouke maybe in. Often times in Hollywood, the public reports you see are all about positioning - what THEY need you to hear. Like now. It's fairly obvious that Mickey Rourke and his agent are in intense negotiations with Marvel regarding his involvement in IRON MAN 2. It seems in the interview below... that Mickey is signaling his desire to be a part of IRON MAN 2, to work with Favreau - to act with Robert Downey Jr - But he isn't committing, he's waxing on about how it would be nice if it could work out. And it may work out. Perhaps... perhaps the whole thing is about timing, and if he wins the Academy Award for best Actor on Sunday, on Monday - Marvel will meet their deal, and if he loses, perhaps he'll take their deal. Who's to say for sure how all of this will play out. I'm merely reporting that it is in flux, undecided and hoping that it works out. [...]

[19.02.2009] CS! meldet...
Mickey Rourke has told New York Magazine that it's looking like he won't be playing the villain in Iron Man 2:
But so what if ICM's David Unger doesn't look good in a dress - at least he's battling Marvel for a bigger paycheck for Rourke for his rumored role as a villain in Iron Man 2, right? "Right now, we're not doing Iron Man 2," Rourke told us grimly.
In January, the news broke that Marvel had offered the award-winning "Wrestler" star just $250,000 to play a villain in the sequel. Perhaps further negotiations didn't go so well? Also, Rourke is now firmly attached to star in Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables, which starts shooting shortly and might interfere with the Iron Man 2 shoot. [...]


[15.02.2009] EW.com meldet...
Because Emily Blunt's commitment to Twentieth Century Fox and the studio's upcoming Gulliver's Travels movie may prohibit her from costarring in Iron Man 2, Marvel is in discussions with other actresses, most significantly Scarlett Johansson, to take her place, EW has learned exclusively. Marvel will not confirm, but sources around Hollywood say Johansson has indeed met with the filmmakers and is interested in taking the role of Russian superspy Natasha Romanoff, who doubles as Black Widow. Blunt's reps are still trying to make both projects work, but Gulliver's is further along, with a start date of April 15. Iron Man 2 still doesn't have a shooting script and a start date has not yet been determined.

[05.02.2009] MTV.com sprach mit Robert Downey Jr. über Mickey Rourkes Beteiligung am Sequel...

[15.01.2009] Variety.com meldet...
With Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell negotiating to play key villains in "Iron Man 2," Marvel Entertainment and director Jon Favreau are now looking for the right thesp to play femme fatale Black Widow, another nemesis for Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark.
Emily Blunt has emerged as the frontrunner to play Natasha Romanoff in the "Iron Man" sequel. She's a Soviet superspy who doubles as Black Widow, a beauty in a skintight black costume enhanced by high-tech weaponry.
Blunt, whose credits include "The Devil Wears Prada," "The Jane Austen Book Club" and "Charlie Wilson's War," will get a profile boost when she stars with Benicio Del Toro in the Joe Johnston-directed "The Wolf Man" for Universal.
Marvel would not comment on the Black Widow casting. The Justin Theroux-scripted "Iron Man 2" will begin production in the spring for release by Paramount in summer 2010.


[14.01.2009] BlackVoices.com sprach mit Don Cheadle... Und die LA Times sprach mit Samuel L. Jackson über die mögliche Wiederkehr von Nick Fury...

[08.01.2009] THR.com weiss mehr über die Sequel-Besetzung...
Mickey Rourke and Sam Rockwell are in talks to star as the villains in "Iron Man 2," being directed by Jon Favreau.
Marvel has been keeping a very tight lid on the script for the sequel, being written by Justin Theroux, but it is known that Rourke would play a tattooed Russian heavy named Ivan who becomes Whiplash, a man with deadly, technologically enhanced coils.
Rockwell would play Justin Hammer, a multibillionaire businessman and a rival of industrialist Anthony Stark, AKA Iron Man, being played by a returning Robert Downey Jr.
Rourke and Rockwell would be joining a cast that also includes the returning Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, who is replacing Terrence Howard, making for one eclectically cast summer blockbuster.
Another part -- one for Stark's assistant Natasha -- is still open.
The project is eyeing a spring start in Manhattan Beach. Paramount will release the movie May 7, 2010.
Rourke, repped by ICM, is making the best of the accolades he is receiving for his heart-wrenching turn in "The Wrestler." On top of this big-budget movie, the actor, who will next be seen in "The Informers," just joined the cast of "The Expendables," an action movie starring Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren.
If Rockwell's deal makes, it would mark a rare studio appearance for the actor, who is best known for his indie dramas. Gersh-repped Rockwell recently starred as a sex-addicted con man in "Choke" and an estranged husband in "Snow Angels." He can currently be seen in the political drama "Frost/Nixon."


[02.11.2008] EW.com hat mehr über die Umstände von Terrence Howards Rollenverlust in Erfahrung gebracht...
[...] Hollywood insiders believe the exit stems from Terrence Howard's difficult behavior on the set of Iron Man. But those with intimate knowledge of the situation suggest a far more dramatic backstory: Howard was the first actor signed to the film and, on top of that, was the highest-paid. That's right: more than Gwyneth Paltrow. More than Jeff Bridges. More than Robert Downey Jr. And once the project fully came together, it was too late to renegotiate his deal. It didn't help that, according to one source, Favreau and his producers were ultimately unhappy with Howard's performance, and spent a lot of time cutting and reshooting his scenes. (Favreau could not be reached for comment, while Howard's publicist says: ''Terrence had a tremendous experience working on Iron Man.'') [...]

[30.10.2008] AICN sprach mit Jon Favreau über "Iron Man 2" und mehr...

[29.10.2008] CS! meldet...
Marvel Studios has sent out the following two-part production update for Iron Man 2 and The Avengers!
ROBERT DOWNEY JR. AND JON FAVREAU SUIT UP FOR MARVEL STUDIOS' THE AVENGERS AND IRON MAN 2
As part of his four picture deal with Marvel Studios, Robert Downey Jr. is appearing as Tony Stark in THE AVENGERS motion picture, as well as reprising his starring role as the larger-than-life leading character in IRON MAN 2. Jon Favreau will return to direct the sequel to the blockbuster IRON MAN, which to date has grossed over $578 million worldwide, as well as executive produce THE AVENGERS.
Academy Award® nominee Downey was most recently seen in the summer comedy blockbuster TROPIC THUNDER starring opposite Ben Stiller and Jack Black. Before Iron Man, he was best known for his film roles in KISS KISS BANG BANG, WONDER BOYS and CHAPLIN, the film for which he was nominated for an Oscar®.
In addition to directing the first IRON MAN, Favreau has previously directed ELF, ZATHURA: A SPACE ADVENTURE and MADE. He is also well known for writing and starring in SWINGERS. He will next be seen acting in FOUR CHRISTMASES, I LOVE YOU MAN and COUPLES RETREAT.
DON CHEADLE WILL STAR AS RHODEY IN IRON MAN 2
Marvel Studios is pleased today to confirm that an agreement has been finalized with award-winning actor Don Cheadle to take on the role of Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes in Marvel's IRON MAN 2 due in theaters on May 7, 2010. In casting Cheadle, Marvel replaces Terrence Howard who appeared in the role of Rhodey in IRON MAN.
Cheadle is also signed on to perform the same role in THE AVENGERS and subsequent installments of the IRON MAN franchise.
"We are very excited about working with the extraordinarily talented Don Cheadle as we expand the role of Rhodey in Iron Man 2. It has already become apparent as we prep the movie for production, that the dynamic between Robert and Don will take Iron Man 2 to new heights," said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios.
Cheadle is best known for his Oscar® nominated lead performance in HOTEL RWANDA as well as his role as Basher Tarr in the OCEAN'S franchise, CRASH and SWORDFISH.
Based on Marvel's iconic Super Hero, IRON MAN 2 continues the story of this summer's box office blockbuster IRON MAN, the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Studios. IRON MAN 2 will be produced by Marvel Studios' President, Kevin Feige, and executive produced by Louis D'Esposito, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, David Maisel and Denis Stewart.
In a movie event, THE AVENGERS will bring together the super hero team of Marvel Comics characters for the first time ever, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk and more, as they are forced to band together to battle the biggest foe they've ever faced.
The highly anticipated sequel to IRON MAN will be released in theatres on May 7, 2010 and THE AVENGERS will be released July 15, 2011. Both films will be distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Cheadle is represented by UTA. Downey and Favreau are represented by CAA.


[21.10.2008] BlackVoices.com zitiert Samuel L. Jackson...
[...] Are we going to see more of Nick Fury in 'Iron Man 2'?
Samuel L. Jackson:
I saw Jon Favreau last night (at the Scream Awards), and he told me we were. I was standing next to George Lucas and he said to me, 'Hey! I hope you are making your deal with them (Paramount)' and I was like, 'Really' (Laughs)
Are you excited to be working with Don Cheadle?
SLJ:
Yes. Don and I are good friends and I think it's going to be an exciting difference. We'll see what happens. It's kind of amazing how (the switch from Terrence Howard to Don Cheadle) that happened. [...]


[19.10.2008] CHUD meldet...
Marvel has been on such a roll lately that it's easy to look at the studio in a very positive light. And, indeed, when news recently broke that Don Cheadle would take over Terrence Howard's role as Jim Rhodes in Iron Man 2, the spin didn't point to a change of heart on the part of Marvel of director Jon Favreau, but indicated Howard was at fault for requesting an exorbitant pay raise.
That's not what Howard says. Speaking to NPR's Scott Simon for Weekend Edition, Howard expresses some disappointment. When Simon brings up the recasting, Howard sighs, "Yeah, I found that out, too." Granted, most of Terrence Howard's statements sound like sighs.
Simon: Really? They didn't...they didn't...
Howard: It was the surprise of a lifetime. There was no explanation. [The contract] just...up and vanished. I read something in the trades implicating that it was about money or something, but apparently the contracts that we write and sign aren't worth the paper that they're printed on, sometimes. Promises aren't kept, and good faith negotiations aren't always held up.
That's a sad thing. And sure, this could be spin, too, but Howard sounds like he means it. [...]


[14.10.2008] THR.com meldet...
Don Cheadle is stepping in to replace Terrence Howard in "Iron Man 2," Marvel Studios' sequel to its summer blockbuster.
In the movie, Howard played Jim Rhodes, Tony Stark/Iron Man's best friend and future armor-clad hero War Machine. One scene featured Howard looking at a silver suit of armor and saying "Next time," a line that caused great delight for fans.
But there will be no next time for Howard.
Marvel had no comment, but sources close to the deal said negotiations with Howard fell through over financial differences, among other reasons. Marvel, which had wanted to work with Cheadle, then decided to take the role in another direction and approached the actor, who is shooting Antoine Fuqua's "Brooklyn's Finest" with Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke.
Rhodes is expected to play a larger part in the sequel, which is rumored to go beyond high-tech villains. Justin Theroux is writing the screenplay.
Jon Favreau is returning as director, and Robert Downey Jr. is expected back as billionaire industrialist Stark/Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow also is expected to be back as Stark's assistant, Pepper Potts. [...]


[03.10.2008] Die LA Times veröffentlicht das Transscript eines Chats mit Jon Favreau... Bei CS! gibt es eine Zusammenstellung der wichtigsten Antworten bzgl. "Iron Man 2"...

[01.10.2008] Heute erscheint die "Iron Man" DVD...

[30.09.2008] Bei CS! gibt es Extended & Deleted Scenes aus der kommenden "Iron Man" DVD...

[27.09.2008] Bei Yahoo! Movie gibt es Artwork aus der kommenden "Iron Man" DVD...

[19.09.2008] EW.com wirft einen Blick auf die "Iron Man" DVD...

[18.09.2008] Moviehole berichtet über einen kleinen aber feinen Rechtsstreit...

[12.09.2008] CS! sprach mit Jon Favreau über "Iron Man 2" & "Iron Man 3"...

[09.09.2008] FilmCrunch meldet...
[...] I was still at least able to mentally hold on to the great moments witnessed last night at a special screening of Iron Man. While the director was already scheduled to appear for a live commentary at Santa Monica’s Aero Theater, fans of Marvel’s first self-financed film were in for an even better treat when Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., showed up at the last moment.
Because of the fact that he had not recorded a commentary for the upcoming DVD, director Jon Favreau was quite exuberant over the fact that he was able to do so in person (also because he was not obligated to be politically correct).
Throughout the movie, the actor-turned-director pointed out and confirmed various scenes which hinted at both The Avengers movie (visible S.H.I.E.L.D. logos) and the sequel (he noted that the terrorist cell in the movie is merely one branch of Mandarin’s group).
Downey served to be more entertaining during the commentary than his character in Iron Man, which I didn’t think was possible.
While I initially questioned a few narcissistic remarks that demanded we all pay close attention to a particular scene he was in, I later figured that we should really not expect much less from such a humorous individual who portrayed the Howard Hughes-based Tony Stark.
During the commentary, both director and actor listed numerous instances in the film where the scene was either improvised or written days (sometimes even mere hours) prior to filming. Favreau also noted how much he fought for certain liberties, likening his creation more to an independent movie more than the traditional superhero flicks (i.e. Spider-Man, Fantastic Four).
Afterwards, both Jon and Robert stayed for Q&A, where they again confirmed the sequel (it has not been formally announced yet), which is currently being written by Tropic Thunder writer Justin Theroux, whom Robert continuously lauded.


[07.09.2008] Bei SHH! gibt es Clips und Artwork zur US-DVD...

[22.08.2008] Die LA Times sprach mit Jon Favreau...
[...] he said that while there hasn't been an formal announcement on the sequel to "Iron Man," he's begun developing it. "We're working on it now," he said, "which hasn't been officially announced. It will be released in 2010." [...]

[17.08.2008] CS! meldet...
Iron Man and Tropic Thunder star Robert Downey Jr. visited "Live with Regis and Kelly" this morning to promote the latter, but he was asked by Regis Philbin about Iron Man 2.
Downey Jr. would only confirm that it is happening and said he thought they would end up making a trilogy of it. He did, however, hint that he was willing to make more films beyond a trilogy!
Downey Jr. will soon start filming the Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes and will then shoot Iron Man 2 for an April 30, 2010 release. [...]


[16.08.2008] Eine Deleted Scene aus "Iron Man" ist online...

[09.08.2008] Bei CS! gibt es Infos zur US-DVD...

[05.08.2008] IESB sprach mit Robert Downey Jr., u.a. über das Sequel...
[...] "Our goals are more of the same. The idea that he said he’s Iron Man in part 1 - it’s one thing to say it, and it’s another thing to actually evolve to the point where you can live in a heroic fashion. You know, they say, ‘The superhero movie always needs to follow...’ and I said who is that guy? Get him out of here! We want to do what worked for us last time, in a way that evolves. We’re talking about a guy who is put in an extraordinary circumstance, and the people that are around him, and how that creates a sense of family, and how that disrupts whatever forces that we have to say that are working [in his life]. I like the idea of an Iron Man 2 that you’re able to understand various points of view. You’re able to touch on some subjects that are a lot more far reaching, while still grounding it in entertainment." [...]

[24.06.2008] Latino Review wirft einen Blick auf die vielfältigen "Iron Man 2"-Gerüchte...

[19.06.2008] THR.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
Paramount's "Iron Man" becomes 2008's first $300 million domestic grosser Thursday.
Through Tuesday, the Marvel-produced comic book adaptation had rung up an estimated $299.3 million in the U.S. and Canada. And with recent daily grosses for "Iron Man" of no less than $680,000, there was no question about its blowing past the rarefied $300 million mark Thursday.
"(This) is a testament to the talented, hardworking group involved with this picture," Par vice chairman Rob Moore said. "Needless to say, we are all thrilled with such an amazing achievement."
Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel called the milestone "the perfect way to kick off" Marvel Entertainment's new production venture. [...]


[16.06.2008] CS! berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Marvel Studios' other big summer movie Iron Man (Paramount) added another $5.1 million to its own take as it edges ever closer to $300 million, which it should surpass in the next week. [...]

[13.06.2008] AICN widmet sich dem Gerücht, dass Jon Favreau beim Sequel nicht beteiligt sein soll...
IESB.net broke a story about how they're hearing that the reason Jon Favreau isn't secured to direct IRON MAN 2 is that Marvel Studios Head Honcho - David Maisel is skimping and being cheap regards to making Jon Favreau's deal.
I wish I could come on here and say I know otherwise, but sadly I know otherwise. There is a very very strong chance that unless David Maisel pulls his head out of his ass and work on this deal - you'll see Jon Favreau directing anything but an IRON MAN 2 or an AVENGERS movie. [...]


[10.06.2008] AICN meldet...
[...] Jon Favreau has come out and stated that they WILL NOT be filming in March of next year. He has a discussion on MySpace where he says that Marvel doesn't have a property in '09, so he understands that they need product, but neither he nor Robert Downey Jr. want to rush a sequel out at the expense of the quality. [...]

[09.06.2008] Military.com zitiert Terrence Howard aka Lt. Col. James Rhodes...
[...] Mr. Howard, who is currently performing on Broadway in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," will begin filming for "Iron Man II" in March, with a release date of April 2010, he said. [...]

[06.06.2008] CS! sprach mit dem Regisseur Jon Favreau...
CS/SHH!: [...] Would you launch into another two year movie after this?
Favreau:
Yeah, I would do it. Hopefully we'll figure out how to get "Iron Man 2" going and I'll be involved with that. You have got to out-do what you did before. So, if the last one took two years, we would need at least that to do what we are talking about, or at least thinking about. Nobody knew about "Iron Man," and that was a disadvantage in some ways, but nobody expected anything. I think people were pleased based on the fact that they had no preconceptions about the project. Now, we have a movie that people seem to like and you can't give them less. You have to give them more. There are challenges that come with that as well as the benefit of people already understanding who he is and the character. We told the origin story so where do you go from here? There are plenty of story lines to explore from the 40 years of history from that character.
CS/SHH!: Have you chosen anything?
Favreau:
No, we haven't. I haven't been hired to do it yet. I know that Robert and I have talked a lot about what types of things we would like to do, and how to play into the strengths of what we discovered last time around. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves. Hopefully that won't be too long in coming.[...]


[04.06.2008] CS! sprach mit dem Produzenten Peter Billingsley...
CS/SHH!: [...] Are you guys already working on your plans for the next one?
Billingsley:
Absolutely. I guess that Marvel kind of controls a lot of that stuff and they seem to have a plan about these things and how they're laid out. I think "The Avengers," now that we can speak publicly about it, will be coming out as well. So we're just thrilled at how much people are loving the film and how well it has done.
CS/SHH!: Any "Iron Man" storylines from the comics that you're primed to adapt for the sequel?
Billingsley:
Nothing has really been decided yet, but I'll tell you that there's just such a wealth of great stories. We tease The Ten Rings in the first one for all the comic book fans, so there MIGHT be something there. There's so much to take advantage of, but the most exciting part is that, always, when he's in the suit it's going to be great, because you've got the technology to do it and with Robert and this cast there's so much we can do when he's not in the suit. So I think exploring Tony Stark, his father and sort of more of the dark side of Tony, it's a great opportunity. [...]


[28.05.2008] CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Marvel Studios' Iron Man (Paramount) was still going strong in third, collecting another $25.7 million for the four days to bring its domestic total to $257.8 million. Overseas, the Robert Downey, Jr. starrer has reached $228 million and worldwide the comic book adaptation now stands at $485.8 million after four weeks. The Jon Favreau-directed film was budgeted at $140 million. [...]

[25.05.2008] IESB zitiert die MARVEL-Bosse...
[...] We could have, theoretically, Iron Man 2 in late 2009 but we want Iron Man 2 to be the highest quality film that we possibly can make so we've moved back 4 or 5 months to that May 1st timeframe in 2010 and we think that will have little impact overall on Marvel's financials by doing that [...]

[12.05.2008] Variety.com berichtet über die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
"Iron Man" stayed golden at the international box office, dominating the weekend with $39 million at 7,500 playdates in its second frame while "Speed Racer" crashed out of the gate with a disappointing $12.8 million at 3,940. [...]
Following its $98 million debut, "Iron Man" posted the second-largest weekend gross of 2008 despite a 60% decline as sunny weather in Europe held down biz. "Iron Man" -- handled in most markets by Paramount -- saw its foreign cume hit $165 million in a dozen days, lifting the worldwide total to $342 million with plenty of gas still in the tank for the rest of the month.
"Iron Man" heavily damaged Warner Bros.' family-friendly "Speed Racer" in head-to-head contests, particularly in Europe. [...]


[08.05.2008] EW.com sprach mit Robert Downey Jr. und Jon Favreau über das Sequel...
[...] When you were brainstorming with Jon Favreau, what were the elements that you wanted to bring to the next Iron Man movie?
There's this idea of Terrence [Howard] putting on a suit and coming back as War Machine, who is pretty iconic in the Iron Man and Marvel universe. Just seeing where it can all go, but grounding it in a very modern mythology. I see it as greatest dysfunctional family story ever told.... In The New York Post a couple days ago, [there was a cartoon] of Iron Man suited up, and he's telling the governor even his super-powers can't get him out of the budget problem. That was what Jon was hoping for and excited to see the most, the idea that Tony Stark and Iron Man can become part of the cultural fabric. When we heard posters were being defaced to promote political or social ideas, he just got such a hoot out of that. [...]


[07.05.2008] Bei GameTrailers.com gibt es neues Video-Material zum "Iron Man"-Videospiel...

[05.05.2008] Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...
[...] I don’t want to indulge in hyperbole by calling this "perfect" or "flawless" or an "instant classic." I think it’ll be a word-of-mouth hit all summer long, and for every film that comes out and disappoints, I think that’s another ticket sold to IRON MAN as people go back and show their friends and just watch it again for their own pleasure. And I think it’ll be a movie that sells Blu-Ray players when it’s released later in the year. [...]

[03.05.2008] THR.com berichtet über die Einspielergebnisse...
Make way for "Iron Man." In the first two days of overseas release under the wing of Paramount Pictures International, incomplete returns indicate that the Marvel Comics tentpole has chalked up $22.4 million from 35 markets.
Over two days in release, Korea has delivered $2.4 million; Singapore, $905,331; Thailand, $652,192; and Hong Kong, $533,859. While in just one day, Italy has pulled in $1.7 million and Australia, $1.1 million.
Under its deal with Paramount, Marvel has retained "Iron Man" distribution rights for several key foreign territories, and has doled them out to territorial distributors in France, Germany/Austria, Spain and Japan.


[02.05.2008] Laut SHH! soll "Iron Man 2" bereits 2010 in die Kinos kommen !!! Bei SHH! gibt es auch ein Interview mit Gwyneth Paltrow.... Und bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Capone...
[...] I could not love more how the film ends, virtually guaranteeing a sequel not with a cliffhanger, but with a promise of better things to come--better villains, more character development (I'm guessing Stark's love of scotch will take us down a road to alcoholism as the comics did), a deeper connection to that mysterious government agency, and we'll see just where Terrence Howard's line at seeing a spare Iron Man costume "Next time, baby" takes us. The greatest thing Iron Man can give us is the desire to see where the character will go next, and on that level, this film is a monumental success.

[01.05.2008] Heute startet "Iron Man" in den deutschen Kinos... Bei SHH! gibt es ein Interview mit Robert Downey Jr.... Und bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] They have made the very first 100% uncompromised perfect SUPERHERO movie. [...]

[30.04.2008] Bei DH gibt es ein Interview mit Jon Favreau...

[29.04.2008] Bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es einen neuen Ausschnitt... Und bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Latauro...
[...] yes, IRON MAN is everything you were hoping for.
To qualify that statement, I should point out that it will only be what you were hoping for if, in fact, you were hoping for one of the most enjoyable superhero movies ever made, with no weak spots and brilliant characterisation. Fanboys with impossibly high standards who are only happy when they're poking holes in things are going to have their work cut out for them. [...]


[24.04.2008] Quint von AICN berichtet über seinen Besuch bei ILM...

[18.04.2008] Bei Yahoo! Movies führt sie Jon Favreau durch Tony Stark's Haus...

[16.04.2008] Unter InsideTheSuit.com kann man nach einem Klick auf den "Classified"-Bereich und Eingabe des Codes "LG99" ein paar "Iron Man"-Clips freischalten...

[15.04.2008] Ein 2 Minutes Clip von "Iron Man" ist online...

[14.04.2008] Bei AICN gibt es mehrere Kritiken zu "Iron Man"...

[11.04.2008] Bei iKlipz.com gibt es einen weiteren TV-Spot... Und IESB berichtet über ein Screening in Mexico City...
[...] As has transcended film among journalists who attended see this first presentation, the film is very well done, it is very entertaining and with a very good story, and it is well supported with excellent special effects. [...]
Both Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau, are enthusiastic about doing other 'Iron Man' films but are waiting for the reaction of fans to this movie. The director said that he has in mind the following elements that he would like to included in the next one if it is approved. Downey Jr., also said he wants to make sequels with this character. And we must not forget a possible opportunity where Hulk and Iron man could be together. [...]


[08.04.2008] Den "Iron Man"-Clip "Run Before You Can Walk" gefällig !?!

[05.04.2008] Bei SciFi.com gibt es einen exklusiven Clip und bei SHH! einen neuen TV-Spot...

[03.04.2008] Bei SHH! gibt es neue Bilder...

[01.04.2008] Bei CS! gibt es einen Setbericht...

[31.03.2008] Bei IESB kann man zwei neue Poster bestaunen... Und bei GameTrailers.com gibt es neues Videomaterial zum kommenden "Iron Man" Videospiel...

[27.03.2008] Neue "Iron Man" TV-Spots gefällig !?! Und bei Yahoo! Movies gibt es neue Bilder, u.a. vom Iron Monger...

[22.03.2008] Die Offizielle Website bietet neues Material...

[19.03.2008] Bei IESB gibt es neue Bilder...

[12.03.2008] Bei CS! gibt es das letzte "Iron Man"-Poster in HiRes...

[11.03.2008] "Iron Man" TV-Spots gefällig !?!

[10.03.2008] Bei IESB kann man einen Blick auf einen "Iron Man"-Aufsteller werfen...

[07.03.2008] Bei IMP Awards kann man einen Blick auf das neue "Iron Man"-Poster werfen...

[29.02.2008] Der neue "Iron Man" Trailer ist online !!!

[28.02.2008] Bei Empire Online kann man einen Blick auf das Magazin-Cover werfen: Robert Downey Jr. als Tony Stark in cooler Pose...

[25.02.2008] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Jon Favreau... Und AICN berichtet über das "Iron Man"-Panel auf der WonderCon...

[24.02.2008] Bei Screen Rant kann man ein neues "Iron Man"-Poster bewundern: Mark 1 bis 3...

[20.02.2008] Bei Marvel Kids gibt es sehenswerte computeranimierte "Iron Man"-Kurzfilme...

[18.02.2008] CS! berichtet über die Hasbro-Präsentation in New York...
[...] Hasbro's toys for Marvel Studios' other big summer release Iron Man will feature designs inspired by Adi Granov's short run on the comic books, but there will be figures of not only the original Mach I and Mach III armors, but also figures of the Titanium Man, who we were told would appear in the accompanying video game. Their Marvel line will include Iron Man's Hulkbuster armor from "World War Hulk," as a tie-in to the two Marvel movies. You can check some of those out here. [...]

[11.02.2008] Bei AICN gibt es einen Bericht über die Spielwarenmesse in Nürnberg...
[...] For IRON MAN we saw the scene in which Tony Stark tests his Iron Man suit for the first time (in his garage). Of course this almost goes wrong. He speeds into a tunnel, gets out in the open and flies past a Ferris wheel. A malfunction in his suit makes him go higher and higher, almost leaving the stratosphere and running out of air. Then the suit goes completely dead and Stark falls to the earth. Just in time he manages to get his suit working again, making a mess of the traffic in the streets. What I really liked about the scene was the performance of Robert Downey Jr. He gives his character so much tongue in cheek humour that we actually should worry about the scenes with Iron Man himself. Forget the superhero, show us Tony Stark! I hope the Iron Man movie will go through the roof at the box-office. I have confidence it will. [...]

[05.02.2008] Bei IESB gibt es den "Iron Man" Super-Bowl TV-Spot, sowie neue Bilder...

[03.02.2008] Bei AICN gibt es ein Szenenbild aus dem kommenden "Iron Man" Super-Bowl TV-Spot...

[24.01.2008] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Bild von Iron Man...

[16.01.2008] Bei Marvel.com gibt es zwei neue Bilder...

[25.12.2007] Bei CS! gibt es neues Artwork...

[10.12.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Bild von Iron Man...

[05.12.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein neues Bild... Und bei AICN verdichten sich die Gerüchte zu einem "Iron Man"/"Incredible Hulk" Cross-Over...
[...] There are some fuzzy politics going on with the Iron Man and Hulk movies - they're shooting a scene TOGETHER! The trouble is, I can't tell if its an Iron Man scene with the Hulk in in or a Hulk scene with IRON MAN in it, more interestingly, it's possible that the SAME SCENE or some variation of it might be in BOTH movies lending to the comic book / single universe, many heroes idea seen in the past - uber cool. [...]

[17.11.2007] Die Offizielle Website bietet neues Material...

[06.11.2007] Ein "Iron Man" International Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[19.10.2007] Wie SHH! meldet, wird Ramin Djawadi den "Iron Man" Soundtrack komponieren...

[05.10.2007] Bei CS! kann man das neue Teaser-Poster begutachten...

[17.09.2007] Entgegen anderslautender Gerüchte - die im Netz kursieren - wird Iron Man im Film doch fliegen !!! Nachzulesen bei Rotten Tomatoes...

[10.09.2007] Der "Iron Man" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Mit Dank an Goody

[06.09.2007] Bei AICN gibt es Infos zum "Iron Man" Teaser-Trailer, der am 10. September 2007 im US-Fernsehen seine Premiere feiert...

[01.09.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Terrence Howard...

[30.08.2007] Bei SHH! gibt es einen kleinen Vorgeschmack auf den kommenden Setbericht...

[20.08.2007] Regisseur Jon Favreau schreibt via MySpace.com...
I hear you all loud and clear. You want to see the footage that we brought to SDCC. Why not post it in HD instead of having everyone download a grainy bootleg? I agree. I am trying to get a version out to you ASAP. This is a big movie, however, and it takes time to get the proper approvals from all parties involved.
I am happy to report that both Marvel and Paramount have agreed to get a version of the footage out to you very soon. [...]


[09.07.2007] Regisseur Jon Favreau schreibt via MySpace.com...
Now that the movie is finally wrapped, I can spend a little more time filling you all in. [...]
First of all, as you probably already know, there is not a teaser trailer on the front of Transformers as many of you had hoped and speculated. We are, however, planning to reveal something very cool very soon. This month, in fact. In San Diego. We've secured a prime slot Saturday afternoon in the big room at SDCC. We will split an hour with Marvel and Hulk and plan to cut something together to reward the fans for their interest, support and patience. [...]
Second of all, you had questions about Iron Monger/Mandarin/Obadiah Stane. My response is read the books. We took certain liberties to keep things fresh and unexpected but we are essentially using the books to inspire our story. Iron Man fans should have no problem piecing together what's what. As far as what villians appear in this movie's storyline, I should reiterate that in the year spent developing our story we decided to treat Iron Man as a first chapter. We cover the origin story and the rise of the hero. It stands alone as a movie, but definitely leaves room for more to be told. Sequels often feel like the story was slapped together in a scramble to exploit a successful franchise. I prefer when stories are mapped out in advance. They feel less repetitive and arbitrary. Additional Iron Man movies are by no means guaranteed but, if we are lucky enough to do more, we will be ready to do them well.
Third. Cameos. I've read that Sam Jackson and Hilary Swank are Shield agents and that I myself play a Vegas security guard. There is no truth to any of these rumors.
(Well, maybe one is true.)


[27.06.2007] Regisseur Jon Favreau schreibt via MySpace.com...
Principal photography ended with a huge bang as we filmed the final scenes of Iron Man in Caesar's Palace. As many of you already know, gambling is a casino's top priority. A production can not interfere with their cash cow. As a result, movies must shoot during the dead hours, no matter if it's Swingers or Rain Man. We were given a window of midnight to one the next afternoon to do all of our work. Part of our strategy to prepare for these ungodly hours was to stay up as late as possible the night before and sleep as late as possible. I did half the plan. The wrong half. I stayed out until 7AM and then woke up four hours later. After motoring through the delerium of a sleepless shooting marathon, I am proud to report that we have handily completed our movie on time and on budget. What a great way to end.
I would also like to thank Ceasars for their hospitality, generosity, and Swank accomodations.


[24.06.2007] Bei CS! gibt es ein offizielles Gruppenbild der Hauptcharaktere...

[22.06.2007] Wie AICN meldet, gibt es einen besonderen Gastauftritt...
[...] It seems like Jon Favreau has done everything right so far, and I’m hearing really exciting things about the action sequences and the casting, and I’ve been sold on Robert Downey Jr. since the moment he was announced.
Today, though, he’s shooting scenes featuring an actor who is a set-up for a larger Marvel continuity, and it’s exciting because I’m hoping this character can start showing up in other films, and we’ll start seeing Marvel Studios creating a larger world, one that exists outside the frames of the individual movies. This is a major step towards making that AVENGERS movie we’ve been hearing about. So who’s the actor? Who’s the character?
Sam Jackson. Nick Fury. [...]


[03.06.2007] Bei MTV.com gibt es Videomaterial, welches hinter den Kulissen entstand...

[31.05.2007] Bei AICN gibt es ein Bild vom Actiondreh...

[15.05.2007] HollywoodReporter.com meldet...
Industrial Light + Magic will be the principal visual effects house on Marvel Studios' "Iron Man."
It also was confirmed Friday that ILM sister company Skywalker Sound will handle sound design and mixing on the film and that Deluxe's DI business Efilm, which opened a DI suite at Skywalker Ranch last year, will do the film's color timing and mastering.
"Iron Man" is helmed by Jon Favreau with John Nelson as visual effects supervisor; a May 2008 release is planned.
Visual effects supervisor Ben Snow is heading up the ILM team with animation supervisor Hal Hickel. Wayne Billheimer is producing for ILM, with Gretchen Libby as ILM's executive producer on the project. Chris Boyes will be the film's sound design and lead re-recording mixer. [...]
elson won an Oscar for "Gladiator." Snow served as a VFX supervisor on "Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones." Hickel earned an Academy Award this year for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." Boyes is a four-time Oscar winner for "Dead Man's Chest," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Pearl Harbor" and "Titanic."


[08.05.2007] Bei CS! gibt es HiRes-Bilder von Robert Downey Jr. als Tony Stark und in der "Mark III"-Rüstung...

[06.05.2007] Bei IESB kann man die Rüstung sogar in Bewegung erleben... ;-)

[03.05.2007] Bei EW.com gibt es ein Bild von der kompletten Rüstung...

[27.04.2007] Bei USA Today gibt es ein neues Szenenbild...
[...] "We didn't want to just go with a safe choice," Favreau says from the set of the film, due in theaters May 2, 2008. "The best and worst moments of Robert's life have been in the public eye. He had to find an inner balance to overcome obstacles that went far beyond his career. That's Tony Stark. Robert brings a depth that goes beyond a comic-book character who is having trouble in high school, or can't get the girl. Plus, he's simply one of the best actors around."
For his part, Downey is trying to become an iron man. At 42, he lifts weights five days a week and practices martial arts to get in shape to play the hard-bodied Stark, an arms manufacturer who uses his ultimate weapon, a jet-powered, missile-launching suit of armor, to fight evil. [...]


[12.04.2007] Bei AICN kann man einen ersten Blick auf die graue "Iron Man"-Rüstung werfen... Und Moviehole meldet...
Foxy Leslie Bibb (probably best remembered for her role on TVs "Popular"; she was also in "The Skulls", "See Spot Run" and "Talladega Nights") has joined the already choca-bloc all-star cast of prospective superhero hit "Iron Man".
The blonde beauty will play the film’s resident fast-talking reporter. [...]


[01.04.2007] Bei JustJared gibt es Bilder vom Set... SPOILER !!!

[24.03.2007] AICN sprach mit dem Drehbuchautor Mark Fergus...
Quint: [...] Favreau also mentioned that he actually had the first film, the casting, everything structured in such a way to tell the story like a three part story, a trilogy.
Mark Fergus:
Yeah, yeah I hope so. I certainly hope they’ll invite us back to be involved in that.
Quint: You think they’re going to wait and see how it performs before they give you the go ahead to begin work on the next two?
Mark Fergus:
Well... let’s just say that we’re just hired guns on this one. We hope that we get to work with these guys again. We’re all happy working together, but we don’t think too much about that ahead of time, because we just want to get through this one, but certainly I see this material as being so rich for planting seeds, for a whole bunch of conflicts to come, a whole bunch of characters to come, its all kind of a game laid out for that and really naturally.
I know the comics have such a huge history... the number of villains... the number of suits... the number of stages in Tony’s life. I think the thing is tremendously ripe to flesh it out and always have somewhere to go. I sure hope they get their shot to get involved in that. We’ll see... we’ll just have to kick ass [...]


[23.03.2007] Regisseur Jon Favreau schreibt via MySpace.com...
We are done with the first week of photography. I am happy to report that the ten months of preparation allowed the extremely challenging first week of photography to come off without a hitch. The look is fantastic and the performances are great as well. Downey was definitely the right choice.
I'm looking forward to getting out of the "cave." The first few weeks of shooting are spent, somewhat in sequence, establishing Stark's captivity. It sets the table tonally for the rest of the film. The close quarters and tight schedule make it the toughest part of the shoot on the cast and crew. [...]


[12.03.2007] Moviehole meldet...
IESB had a quick chat with ‘Flynn’ himself, Jeff Bridges, who revealed what he’ll be up to in the forthcoming "Iron Man".
Bridges told the site that he’s playing Obidiah Stane, the wealthy financier who behind Tony Stark's back takes over his company and creates his own version of the Iron Man armor.
The site also mentions that Bridges has a freshly-clean shaven head like his character in the comics. [...]


[03.03.2007] CS! sprach mit Terrence Howard über seine Rolle als Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes...

[12.02.2007] Quint von AICN wirft einen Blick hinter die Kulissen von "Iron Man"...
[...] Favreau promised much flame-throwing (from an arm-mounted fuel tank) and much steel on flesh beat-downs while bullets ricochet off the Grey Suit during this escape. He also said that Stan Winston hasn't finished the Red and Gold armor, but he has finished the Grey Armor and Favreau had just seen it in action, fully practical, and said it looked amazing. [...]

[06.02.2007] Hollywoodreporter.com meldet...
Jeff Bridges has joined the cast of "Iron Man," the first feature film to be produced independently by Marvel Entertainment. Jon Favreau is directing the movie, which Paramount Pictures will distribute.
Robert Downey Jr. stars as armor-clad superhero Iron Man and his alter ego, billionaire industrialist Tony Stark. Bridges will portray a confidant and close business associate of Stark, a longtime employee at defense contractor Stark Industries who plays a major role in shaping Stark's life.
"We've been talking to Jeff for long time," Marvel's president of production Kevin Feige said. "He's excited about doing a movie like this, and we're excited to have him in this particular role. There are many facets to this character which I can't discuss, but looking at the spectrum of all of Jeff's roles, this fits in nicely with the man who played 'Starman,' 'Tucker,' 'Big Lebowski' with a little bit 'Tron' thrown in.
"This rounds out our ensemble, and I think it's one of the strongest casts ever assembled for one of our films."
Bridges' boarding marks the fourth Academy Award-recognized actor signed on for the "Iron Man" cast, which in addition to Oscar nominee Downey includes nominee Terrence Howard and Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow. Bridges, a four-time Oscar nominee, will be seen in "A Dog Year" and has a voice role in the animated film "Surf's Up."
Filming on "Iron Man" is scheduled to begin in March in Los Angeles with a planned release date of May 2, 2008. [...]


[03.02.2007] EW.com sprach mit Gwyneth Paltrow alias Pepper Potts...
[...] When do you start Iron Man?
March.
And what do you do to get ready?
Pump it up! [Laughs] I'm exercising.
So why Iron Man?
You know why? Because of the people involved. It had nothing to do with the size of the budget. It was like, if I got a call that there's a six-million-dollar movie, and these are the people, I'd do it. I've always wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr. He's a genius, and I had never been asked to do a film with him before. I'm really excited that it's Iron Man because I've never done anything like it. I'm really thrilled. [...]


[17.01.2007] CS! meldet...
Gwyneth Paltrow will join Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard in Iron Man, the Jon Favreau-directed film that is being financed by Marvel Studios and released by Paramount Pictures on May 2, 2008.
Variety says Paltrow will play Virginia "Pepper" Potts, personal assistant to an industrialist who develops an armored suit to battle bad guys. Production begins in March in Los Angeles.
"These are popcorn films designed for broad audiences, but there are multidimensional characters that have brought us the best luck with actors," Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige said.


[16.01.2007] Jon Favreau schreibt in seinem Blog...
Gwyneth Paltrow has been cast as Virginia Pepper Potts. I met her on an idie called Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle many years ago. We begin filming in eight weeks.
Stan Winston is working on the suit. Sets are being built. Fergus and Ostby (Children of Men) are working on the script. Matty Libatique is shooting it. Everything is really coming together.


[22.12.2006] Die Offizielle Website enthüllt das "Iron Man"-Logo...

[07.11.2006] Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Robert Downey Jr...

[11.10.2006] CS! meldet...
Terrence Howard is set to join Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man, reports Variety.
The Jon Favreau-directed film is the first to be financed through an arrangement that Marvel Studios formed with Merrill Lynch. Paramount Pictures releases the film May 2, 2008.
Howard will play Jim "Rhodey" Rhodes, the confidante of Iron Man's alter ego, Tony Stark. Rhodes, a high ranking military officer and aviator, steers the team that develops the robotic suit that allows the sickly Stark to fly around and battle bad guys.
In the comic, Rhodes' character gets his own armored suit and evolves into an occasionally antagonistic character called War Machine. That development seems likely to be saved for the sequel, though, as Iron Man will battle villain the Mandarin when shooting begins in February in L.A.
"The suit is purely an innovative creation, so this is Marvel meets Tom Clancy technology," Marvel Studios production president Kevin Feige said. "Having the best actors for the key roles allows them to inhabit the hyperkinetic reality of this world."


[05.10.2006] Moviehole meldet...
[...] Favreau wants Famke Janssen (well known for her role in another comic-to-film series, "X-Men") to play the love interest of Robert Downey Jr’s Tony Stark.
"Last we heard, Tony Stark's love interest in the film was going to be the character Bethany Cabe" [..] "Cabe meets Stark at a convention in New York City and their relationship quickly becomes romantic. Cabe would later help Stark beat his alcoholism. Though she doesn't know it at first, Cabe figures out that Iron Man is not only Stark's bodyguard, but Stark himself." [...]


[29.09.2006] Ist der Hauptdarsteller bekannt !?! Laut AICN wird Robert Downey Jr. die Rolle des Tony Stark übernehmen !!!

[29.07.2006] Bei AICN gibt es ein lesenswertes Interview mit dem Regisseur Jon Favreau, der u.a. den Bösewicht preisgab...
QUINT: [...] Is The Mandarin the only villain? Are you doing a one villain/one hero film?
JON FAVREAU: Ahh... sort of... (laughs).
QUINT: Supporting characters?
JON FAVREAU: Rhodey (James Rhodes), Pepper Potts, Obadiah Stane... those are the core. I think that there's mixtures and fusions of things, but that's what it is. A lot of homework is being done and there will definitely be some layers in there for people who are fans of the books. [...]


[24.07.2006] Bei AICN kann man das Teaser-Poster begutachten...


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